Pre-Operative Instruction

The following instructions may be helpful when preparing for your upcoming surgery. Please do not hesitate to call if you have any last minute questions.

Please bring any oral appliances you have to your surgery as they may require adjustments.

We will be using local anaesthetic (dental freezing) for this treatment. This does not cause impairment and therefore you are able to bring yourself to and from the appointment. Due to the length of the appointment and the use of local anaesthetic, we strongly recommend you have a large meal prior to coming to your dental appointment.

We recommend you take the remainder of the day off following this procedure.  If you are having surgery please avoid any activity or exertion (house work and heavy lifting) for 48 hours after surgery. The effort may raise your blood pressure and cause the surgical site to bleed. After 48 hours, you may begin to resume normal activities, however, if the surgical site starts to throb or hurt, stop the activity.

Please refrain from using tobacco products 2 weeks prior and 2 weeks after surgery. The use of tobacco products restricts blood flow to the surgical area and may in some cases increase healing time and cause unnecessary post operative complications. Please also refrain from using recreational drugs and alcohol 3 days prior to surgery and two weeks after surgery for the same reasons listed above.

ORAL SEDATION (if applicable)

Please go directly home and rest quietly for the next 24 hours. It is best to take a nap until the effects have completely worn off. A responsible person should be with the patient until he/she has fully recovered from the effects of sedation.

The patient may seem alert when he/she leaves. This may be misleading please do not leave the patient alone. The sedation medication may affect your judgment and coordination for 24 hours following treatment. It is recommended that you hold the patients arm when walking to avoid tripping and falling.

Do not drive a car or operate dangerous equipment for 24 hours after oral sedation.

Do not make any important business decisions or sign any legal documents for 24 hours after oral sedation.

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